By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week begins with further progress in our transformational journeys, and then reaches a kind of climax and turning-point slow down at the end of the week.
We enter the 2nd quarter of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle Sunday the 26th at the Moon in Pisces.
Next Stop is the energetic climax at the Full Moon in Gemini on December 3. The previous day we encounter a rewind of our mental processes as Mercury goes retrograde.
We have experienced strong winds of change in 2017, so we have been doing the inner work of transforming out of old patterns and beliefs.
Transformational change is never simply about outer world shifts. Yes we may be leaving an old job or an old home or an old relationship; but more important is what is going on deep in our souls.
In the past we attracted to ourselves situations, people, and challenges aligned with who we used to be at a very deep place in our minds and souls.
If we developed a belief about ourselves, deep inside, that told us we are not worthy or deserving, then as a result we attracted into our lives mirrors that show us how right we were to doubt ourselves.
Jobs, homes, families, and relationships have given us these negative mirrors based on those beliefs. And then those personal beliefs are strengthened about our not being worthy or “enough”. And then those beliefs attract more negative people and situations, which then again develop strengthening negative beliefs, and so on and so on.
These patterns continue until we awaken and realize that we have been running programmed negative inner recordings from our childhood, past relationships or situations, or even past lives.
That is when true transformation begins, the kind of deep transformation that can change our lives to be aligned with our true self, our “higher self”.
And at those times the transformational planets go to work to lead and guide our soul journey.
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are those transformational planets; and they show up as transits to our natal planets every time there is true transformation as a distinct possibility.
The old self is a result of our being programmed to believe that we and our lives are limited and lacking, or conversely are privileged and have fairy tale results.
The handsome prince or castle or in the modern world privilege, wealth, celebrity and fame are the carrots that keep us chained to our ego selves. We want to be with the “haves” and not with the “have-nots”. This is Jupiter making the promise of grand reward if we play the “game” in the best way possible.
And Saturn is the “stick” of poverty or incarceration or illness or hell if we do not play the game right and follow the rules.
Jupiter and Saturn are also respectively considered good luck or bad luck.
But then in 1781 Uranus was discovered, then Neptune in 1846, and then Pluto in 1930.
They show us we can leave the old paradigm, the old beliefs, the old testament, the old contracts, the old age. They show us we are not limited by these old rules. They show us all dualities are connected in wholeness like a Yin-Yang sign. They show us to our higher soul self in the lead and not our ego selves. They show us we are on the road to the Age of Aquarius.
And now the transformational journey’s speed is accelerating as we get closer and closer to the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
The next big spike forward will be the next Eclipse Season January through March 2018. It is the first follow-up to the powerful Eclipse Season last summer, which featured the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo that travelled right over the USA.
America is now very much in the process of dropping its Superpower status in order to re-integrate its true values and become an equal member of the world of nations, a part of the Aquarian Age of Diversity within Unity.
Now this week we travel up tempo toward the Full Moon in Gemini Sunday December 3.
And just before that Full Moon, on the 2nd of December, Mercury goes Retrograde.
It will be time to stop and reconsider, to rewind into the past, to reflect on where we are and where we have been, to revise or even change our decisions or chosen direction.
But of course my usual advice is to wait till Mercury goes back Direct before making final decisions or changing directions. This time it goes Direct on December 22, which is part of a turning point week with New Moon in Sagittarius and Winter Solstice.
But again this week we move up toward the Full Moon, while shifting gears into Mercury Retrograde late in the week.
Before those two events next weekend, we experience a fiery blend of Venus going into Sagittarius and Mars opposing Uranus. Desires for change or adventure increase. Desire for breaking away from stuck places in your mind or life get stronger. Rebellious or revolutionary energies are increasing. The potential for surprise events in the world are greater than usual around this time.
It is now holiday season for many people on Earth. The uplifting Sun in Sagittarius always accompanies holiday season for most of its run. And of course the Sun is now in Sagittarius until December 21 at the Winter Solstice when it goes into Capricorn..
As we come closer and closer to the next year of 2018, we look back at a year of new beginnings for great change.
The Trump administration has brought much motivation to many to stand up for change. More and more people are waking up to acknowledging the sorry state of our conventional world and its old paradigm.
Trump is merely an exaggerated example of the leaders and movers and shakers of our old world. The power abusers are being revealed. Old beliefs about how men and women should be are being challenged.
The fragility of our lives is being exposed as we feel the possibility of nuclear destruction more deeply than before.
We are reevaluating our priorities and transforming our beliefs and lives. More and more people are committing to being authentic and at the same time being aligned with their higher soul self and the Universe ( God, Gods, Goddesses, Allah or whatever words you use for unity of all).
There is no going back to “normal” anymore. We are in the chaotic, creative, transitional phase of developing a New Normal.
And there is a New You being developed at the same time. And that New You also brings back soul parts of an Old You that was lost many years ago, perhaps in your childhood during traumatic events.
Your wholeness is the New You, as wholeness is the New World and Age.
All separate parts are honored and integrated in wholeness: Diversity within Unity for the Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
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